Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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tafn (noun n.)

ONP (prose citations):11721868
SkP: 12127911 (prose):01392394

forms: tafns, taufn, tafne, tafnns, tǫfn, tafnit, tafni, tafn

Anon Hsv 137VII l. 6: tafn ‘sacrifice’
Anon Krm 9VIII l. 10: tafni ‘its prey’
Anon Krm 10VIII l. 10: tafn ‘prey’
Anon Óldr 17I l. 4: tafni ‘carrion’
Blakkr Lv 1II l. 4: tafn ‘carrion’
Eskál Vell 35I l. 4: tafni ‘the prey’
RvHbreiðm Hl 17III l. 8: tafn ‘food’
RvHbreiðm Hl 74III l. 8: tafni ‘food’
Sigv Nesv 9I l. 7 [variant]: tafn ‘’
Sturl Hákfl 2II l. 6: tafn ‘bloody prey’
Þorm Lv 20I l. 6: tafn ‘prey’
ÚlfrU Húsdr 10III l. 3: tafns ‘sacrifice’

Þorm Lv 20I, l. 6: valtafn ‘corpse-prey’

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